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Ohio State’s Center for Aviation Studies Joins Cape Air Gateway Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Representatives from the Ohio State University’s Center for Aviation Studies joined representatives from Cape Air recently to announce the program’s participation in the airline’s Collegiate Gateway Program.


As part of the Gateway Program, students will be able to transition to a pilot position with Cape Air’s operation after completing their Commercial, Instrument, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates and instructing for 500 hours through Ohio State’s Flight Education division.


 “Cape Air’s Collegiate Gateway program offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a flight instructor before a guaranteed transition to Cape Air’s geographically diverse operations before meeting Restricted ATP minimums” said Martin Rottler, lecturer and industry relations coordinator at the Center for Aviation Studies.


Craig Bentley, Senior Vice President of Pilot Sourcing and Industry Relations for Cape Air said “it is especially rewarding making these agreements knowing the quality of education that the aviators of the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies are receiving.  We can confidently say these pilots will be excellent aviators for Cape Air or any airline they choose to fly for”  


Center for Aviation Studies Director Seth Young said “We at Ohio State understand and appreciate the need for industry and academia to work together towards providing a sustainable supply of highly educated and well trained aviation professionals.  To this end, we’re highly excited to be partnering with Cape Air and their innovative approach towards mentoring this next generation of aviators through the Gateway program.”

For more information about the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies or these agreements, visit or contact Martin Rottler, industry relations coordinator at (614) 292-7339 or


For more information about Cape Air, visit or contact Levi Carroll at